Life as War

While "Koyaanisqatsi" and "Powaqqatsi" examine modern life in industrial countries and the conflict between encroaching industrialization and traditional ways of life, using slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and natural landscapes, about eighty percent of "Naqoyqatsi" uses archive footage and stock images manipulated and processed digitally on non-linear editing (non-sequential) workstations and intercut with specially-produced computer generated imagery to demonstrate society's transition from a natural environment to a technology-based one.

Director(s): Godfrey Reggio
Script: Godfrey Reggio
Production: Godfrey Reggio, Lawrence Taub, Joe Beirne
Music: Philip Glass
Actors: Elton John, Steven Soderbergh, Bhagwan Mirchandani, Jack Shamblin, Jeff Maksym, Belladonna, Madonna
Year: 2002
Duration: 89 min
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
Screening rights: Studiocanal ()


Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: population growth
Mentions: war misery bombs politics technology computers industrialization
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth

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